Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Family Rocks - Blackpool, the invasion of the Charltons

I can't tell you how amazing my family are, there are certain times when I get bogged down by business and then have motherly/wifely guilt that I'm neglecting them all, of course my business is 1 of the most important things in my life but nothing comes above my kids and hubby because without them none of the business or life in general would even be possible.  Sometimes when business  and life brings challenges they are the only people who get it hear it all, the only people you trust for advice so going away together doing our favourite things really is the biggest stress relief of all time.

On Sunday morning at 6am we all clambered into the car to go on an overnight trip to Blackpool, regular readers of my blog will know how much we Charltons love the thrill of a white knuckle ride so in the winter we get a little upset when the Theme parks close down, I think our last trip was in October when we went to Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and Gullivers Kingdom at Matlock Bath.

I have a new camera to add to my collection, I've been looking for one I can take to theme parks for ages but it had to be tiny and also give great image quality, as you can imagine this is a formidable request so I'm delighted to be the owner of a Canon Ixus 100IS, it really is a little wonder of a camera, it even has the same image processor as it's big daddy, my 40D!

Here's a few highlights of our days together, all taken with the Ixus -



This fountain is part of the new sculpture garden at the entrance of Blackpool Pleasure Beach.


Hubs took this one of Iain and Looby while Abigail and I were riding on the Steeplechase.


This time we were lucky because Looby was old enough to go on most of the rollercoasters and Abigail is now big enough to go on all of them.


I was so pleased that Iain came along, he had a brilliant time with us all and none of the kids killed each other which was nice!


Inside the river caves, I love this ride because just like the Tardis it's bigger on the inside!!




Thank you my awesome family for keeping me sane and making life the most fun it could possibly ever be!

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